What advice would you give other SMEs in fragile situations, with refugees and their host communities?

  • Start with the County Government for easier access to the host and refugees, and to collect relevant business data
  • Engage and employ locals so that they have ownership of the project
  • Carry out due diligence of the politics of the area
  • Collect as much data as possible and try to drop the donor tag to avoid being overcharged for services. Both locals and refugees expect a higher payment of services and products from companies with a donor tag
  • Liaise with the Deputy County Officer and Liaison officers for a better understanding of the security issues